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CBS
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
libya as the administration weakness on abroad while biden said romney's campaign talks first before they know what the facts are. back to you. >>> that cbs news poll found the overall impressions of both vice presidential candidate improved after the debate. 55% of those asked if bid inis somebody they can relate to. 48% for ryan. 74% also say that about ryan about being knowledgeable and 85 for biden. >>> cbsnews.com senior political reporter breaks down last night's faceoff. >> reporter: joe biden came out very aggressive in this debate and maintained that tone throughout. to republicans he was rude. they were using the word unhinged, complaining about his smirking. for democrats it's exactly what they wanted to see. a week ago president obama was very passive in his debate against mitt romney. it was frustrating for democrats. they wanted to see him take to it mitt romney. he didn't do that. joe biden took it to paul ryan. he interrupted. he dominated the debate. as for ryan he was fine. he was on message. he certainly didn't alienate anyone. this night was about joe biden and ab
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
of it and what the details are. also mr. romney talked about abortion in murky terminology. again an opportunity for biden to try and push at that topic. >> the same thing with congressman ryan. he can also push that the administration can't run away from where we are in the economy, even now foreign policy coming into play. >> right. i suspect libya is going to come up. it's going to abtough topic for biden to answer. it's strange because this was biden's strength. he was a foreign policy guy, chairman of the foreign relations committee. now he's going to have to actually answer questions about what we knew in libya, what was going on there. >> one final question. it is television and going back to the kennedy and nixon debates. everyone said nixon won. the young versus the older, the well made up versus the not made up. the age difference between ryan and biden and the youth factor, is that going to make a difference? >> it could play both ways. on the one hand ryan looks young anding inic which is about -- and energetic which is good. on the other hand you want to be careful of
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
campaign schedule, trying to give romney some talking points. but i don't think that our men who were killed deserve this. i don't think our diplomatic corps deserves this. we can do better. >> schieffer: let me just judge you this, congressman, and i say this with all respect-- if there were a car wreck here on m. street outside my office and i looked out the window and saw a car wreck, i wouldn't have to wait until the cops came to know it was a car wreck. i mean it was a car wreck. there were two dozen people in the countdown there. they had windows. they could look out the window. they could see there was no demonstration going on. and yet it was not until last week that the administration admitted that this was a preplanned terrorist attack and not a spontaneous demonstration. >> what certainly-- from what i understand, secretary rice was given information by the intelligence folks. and the intelligence folks said themselveses that they initially got some information indicating that they may have been some type of mob activity outside of this place. as a matter of fact, ambassado
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
republican, of course, mitt romney, watching as president obama kind of rambles through his talking points. now, you notice romney's kind of smiling just slightly there, but really, that is the look of a man who's thinking to himself, i have read your playbook, my friend. i knew you were going to say that, and i am all over you. doesn't matter what romney said. it doesn't matter if it was a so-called etch-a-sketch moment. what matters is it was the president who was stumbling andstruggling and looking woefully underprepared. there's a whole cottage industry out there devoted to speculating what went wrong but the "new york times" quotes white house advisors as saying the president's practice efforts were inconsistent and he thinks debates are a waste, more theater than substance. okay, but to take the theater analogy one step further, the awed dons doesn't care why the star can't perform and sometimes it is the understudy who gets the standing o. in other words, this race just got a whole lot more interesting over the last several days and the thing is, if we can believe the "new yo
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 1:35am EDT
talking about the controversial comments made about big bird and sesame street. after mitt romney pledged to cut funding for public broadcasting, the obama campaign used that to fire back. ken molestina is live with what the two are feuding over. >> reporter: mitt romney wants to cut funding, president obama wants to protect it. the big bird character who has gotten all the attention and a new ad out by the obama campaign is mocking mitt romney's stance. >> one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> reporter: it's the ad the political arena is buzzing over following mitt romney's comments to slash funding to pbs, the obama administration chose satire as a defense. >> mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> reporter: she didn't use sarcasm but even the first lady criticized mitt romney's plan. >> we all know good and well cutting sesame street is no way to balance the budget. >> reporter: his pledge to slash public broadcasting's funding is one of the ways he hopes to cut excessive fundin
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama was talking about big bird, highlighting an issue in last week's debate when romney said one cut he would make to balance the budget was funding for public television. >> he said we're going after big bird, elmo is making a run for the border, oscar is hiding out in a trash can and governor romney wants to let wall street run wild but bring down the hammer on "sesame street." >> reporter: first lady michelle >> we believe in keeping our priorities straight. that we all know good and well cutting "sesame street" is no way to balance the budget. >> big bird -- >> reporter: the ad drew criticism asking the obama campaign to pull it from the air waves and take big bird off campaign materials. the two candidates who are not on trail, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan are holed up getting ready for tomorrow night's showdown in kentucky. a cnn romney tried to lower expectations for his running mate. >> this is paul's first debate. i may be wrong. it will be a new experience for paul. but i'm sure he'll do fine. >> reporter: now they may be trying to lower expectations t
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 8:00am EDT
back performance in tuesday's debate with mitt romney. we'll talk with two presidential debate experts about what each candidate needs do in round two. >> then we open up the cbs news vault for an edward r. murrow interview with fidel castro one month after he took power. >> will that be with the beard or without it? >> if i go with the beard because i'm not seeking to cut my beard because i grew accustomed to my beard and it means many things to my country. when we have fulfilled our promise of good government i'll cut my beard. >> and it's not just celebrities like danny devito and rea perlman calling it quits why so-called gray divorces are skyrocketing. first up police in denver are looking for the gunman who fired a shot through president obama's campaign window. it happened friday afternoon shattering a large panel of glass. people were inside at the time but nobody was hurt. investigators are reviewing surveillance video for clues. police say they are not aware of any threats against the office. >>> td bank says more than a quarter of a million customers on the east coast may ha
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
helping the president a little bit since mitt romney has been talk about how bad the economy is, that's been helping in terms of creating a floor for the president but it also means there's a bit of a ceiling, it means people won't get elated about the economy because the number dropped. >> john, i'm curious to know what factors weigh more heavily. is at any time debates or these jobs numbers. we have one more report before the election going to weigh more heavily? >> it's a good question. certainly for the people who are just tuning into the election and who watch the debate last week, for them the debate is the thing that's probably still top of mind. in the long run, though, of course the economy, the way people feel about the direction of the country which is related to their own economic picture that's still the biggest overall driver in this campaign, though. i until think right now in this moment, the debate is still driving a lot of people's vote. >> one more report before the election. as you said we got a trend going. we've seen these numbers. we're not expecting anything radi
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 6:30am EDT
believed for years and i have written it for years, in a sense what romney is talking about makes a lot of sense. we have to lower the tax rate for everybody. not so much for the wealthy, but for the middle class of this country. and the way you compensate for the lower rates is by eliminating a lot of these it'd mizeed deductions. by the -- right miosessed deductions. -- itemized deductions. it is a progressive way of taxing. it is most stimulus thing you can do for the economy. >>> i don't get it give me the addition. why is that going to create more wealth? and spread it around? >> that's right. because you will increase the real incomes of the middle class of america. >> why? because they are going to have better jobs? >> no they'll have lower tax rates and less deductions, okay? that is the way it will average out. and they will be willing to spend, the same thing would be true of business. they would lose a lot of their deductions but they'll have lower rates. if you saw the numbers, okay, there is 1 frillian 12 libyan billion dollars that comes out of the tax revenue and 1 tr
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 1:35am EDT
talking about the election. >> the latest on mitt romney and president obama after a whirlwind week in the cross hairs. i'm brooke anderson. >> i'm kevin frazier. "the weekend insider" is on. >> strp biden was dominant. >> naets a bunch of malarky. >> behind the scenes withed media has new headlines praise and blast biden's smiles and outbursts. >> lower tax rates. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> i thought it was rude. >> he would have control it a little better it might have helped him. >> new questions after "time" magazine published these if i hadness photos. >> it bobbi kristina really engaged to whitney's godson. >> starts addressing cheating accusations. >> rumors began to swirl about him. he was a stripper. >> oprah candid with fergie about josh. >> i have to ask you a question. >> taylor swift on her kennedy boyfriend as this wild headline accuses her of two-timing. >> why hulk hogan's ex is crying in a wedding dress. >> then the half thif ton woman accused killing of her nephew. >> was she too obese to commit murder. >> they cut her out of her home. >> is the new dancing compet
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
defending himself. at his family's urging, romney-- a private man-- has been telling personal stories of helping others. today in iowa he talked of meeting a former navy seal who was killed, along with three other americans, in the attacks in libya. >> and it -- itouched me, obviously, as i recognized this young man that i thought was so impressive had lost his life in the service of his fellow men and women. >> reporter: now, romney is also being more force informal defending himself from those attacks as he focuses on these states that could decide the election. scott, he will be here in ohio four days this week. >> pelley: thank you, jan. also in ohio is our political director john dickerson. john, how much should we make of romney's new momentum? >> reporter: well, here in the state they're seeing it all over the place. the lines for tickets for an event in the northeastern part of the state were so long that officials here are saying that it might be the biggest of romney's entire campaign. but campaign officials are cautious. they know it's a long slog ahead. if you coun
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
president and mitt romney both campaigning in the swing states, but let's hear how their surrogates did on sunday talk shows, next. >> keep it here, you are watching 9news now. >>> here's a quick look at some of the things closed on there columbus day holiday. dc parking is free, no meter enforcement, trash and recycling, resumes tomorrow. >> schools and libraries are also closed today. join us and send your message of support to our wounded warriors at uso.org. the uso. until every one comes home. >>> back. we are following breaking news out of silver spring maryland. there has been a police involved shooting. montgomery county police responded to a home of a man who is making threats. >> kristen fisher joins us live from the scene with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it is a very active crime subpoena as montgomery county police continue to investigate what happened at the same time as the suspect as a suspect who was shot by police is fighting for his life. this investigation is continuing. you can see exactly what is happening. i just got off the
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
of the crisis, governor romney-- and you're talking about this again tonight-- talked about the weakness, talked about apologies from the obama administration. was that really appropriate right in the middle of the crisis? >> on that same day, the obama administration had the exact same position. let's recall that they disavowed their own statement that they had put up earlier in the day in cairo. so we had the same position. it's never too early to speak out for our values. we should have spoken out right away when the green revolution was up and starting when the mullahs in iran were attacking their people. we should not have assad a reformer when he was turning his russian-provide guns on his own people. we should always stand up for peace, for democracy, for individual rights. and we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts because what that does, when we equivocate on our values, when we show that we're fighting our own defense it makes us more weak. it projects weakness, and when we look weak our adversaries are much more willing to test us-- >> with all drew
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
between the president and mitt romney even if governor romney is trying to fuzzy up those distinctions in the final weeks of the campaign. >> reporter: biden has done this before debating sarah palin in 2008. it's ryan's biggest ever debate stage. he's talking of studying 40 pounds of paperwork as republicans try to build up biden's debate skills. >> i've known paul for a long, long time. he's always hit the ball out of park, but let me tell you something. this is his first time. joe biden has been doing this since the 1800ism. >> reporter: six new polls show the race tightened after the first presidential debate especially in battleground state of virginia, florida, ohio, wisconsin and colorado. it puts more pressure on candidates tonight. however -- >> if either of these candidates make it about them, i think they're making a mistake. this is about governor romney and president obama. i think they'll both focus on thatch. >> reporter: it's a dual challenge. steal the stage for tonight and set the stage for their running mates for the rest of the campaign. >> when the debate starts at
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
not been showing leadership. so in that way it's a way for romney to make a case about the administration as a whole even though it's on an issue that will not be front of mind for voters. >> jeff: let's talk about the electoral college math now if we could for a moment. what does the math look like right now for each candidate? >> the math favors president obama at the start. there are more states that he is likely to win in his column than for mitt romney. then when you look at the battleground states, the president has more pathways to get to that magical number of 270. so for example, he could lose florida, ohio, and virginia to mitt romney and still there are enough battle grouped states that he could cobble together that 270 number. for a rom three, reallying thins have been going better recently in colorado and florida. that helps him erase the president's advantage in the electoral college so it all comes down to ohio. romney has been there four out of the last five days. and the president is paying close attention to the 18 electoral votes there. so we're at anothe
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
weren't as promised with president obama but there's also an opportunity here for governor romney to look like a president, to look like a leader, talk being about foreign policy and to sort of step into that role and that's what this speech is about too. >> with congressional hearings taking place about what happened in library area does the administration see some vulnerability as to what happened there? >> there is a vulnerability because on the one hand as the obama campaign is saying, romney spoke too soon on libya, the republicans can say the same thing about the administration on libya when susan rice came out and said this was an uprising not a terrorist event. the story has changed since then. so that's something now that the republicans can point to, so there is a bit of a vulnerability. although everybody believes on foreign policy that's far, far secondary to the primary issue of this campaign which is the economy. >> john, i want to ask you about mitt romney and his foreign policy advisers and how he would differ from president obama. there's a piece in "new york times" where
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
romney's running mate paul ryan squaring off in their only debate before election day. here to talk about what each man has to do and not do is the white house correspondent for "u.s.a. today." good to have you back with us. before we started our interview, you said the obama administration has to stop the bloodletting or as you said bedwetting. that's the onerous on joe biden tomorrow because the president's performance was not good. >> it wasn't good. not that mitt romney beat president obama -- i'm not sure if he did, but barack obama did not look good last week. what vice president biden has to do is stop the bleeding. >> what does paul ryan need to do to keep the momentum going that mitt romney accelerated last week? >> both these candidates are really smart guys that know washington, know how buckets work. -- budgets work. that's what paul ryan's specialty is. he has to show his expertise. this is a great opportunity for him to introduce himself to the american people again and to show take he's somebody that we can credibly believe is one heart beat away frbing president -- from be
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
wonder what you'll be talking about, norah? >> exactly. what we're all talking about. good morning. we've actually got a cbs news poll that says joe biden may have put a stop to mitt romney's momentum. so we'll look at who came out on top last night. we'll get reaction this morning from former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich and former democratic governor jennifer graham. that will be a good debate. we're celebrating 50 years of james bond movies. 60 minutes gives us a rare look inside the double o7 archives. lots of fun this friday when we see you at 7:00. >> we're celebrating a walkoff win to the washington nationals last night so i hope you can celebrate a little bit. >> i know. >> have a good show. >> great news for the nats. >> thanks, norah. >>> the washington nationals are putting a stop to the cardinals' momentum after all as they are one step closer to getting to the world series. >> it could happen. they were down 2-1 in the national league divisional series last night against the cardinals. jayson werth changed all of that as he stepped up to the plate in the 9t
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
america being a leader. it talked about america being more assertive. it gave three or four differences. if it went too far in the other direction, they would say governor romney was undercutting the commander in chief. >> well, he said he didn't want to come across to be compared with president bush, former president bush. >> well, he isn't president bush and he isn't president obama. it's a different approach. is it totally different on every respect? no. president obama hasn't been a failure in every respect. but there are certain things he did in foreign policy that i respect very much. >> when you saw the numbers, you were surprised. is there something going on in the romney campaign other than this debate, in which they decided to tack to the center. they decided to be more moderate. >> i think the debate was enormously important for governor romney. it sounds strange to say this because he's been around for such a long time. it was his introduction to the american people as a presidential candidate. up until then, he was a candidate within the republican party. but th
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
now from the campaign trail. >> reporter: mitt romney is back in the battleground states today talking to supporters in virginia. later the republican nominee travels to ohio where running mate paul ryan will join him. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for real over. that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: the romney campaign is praising ryan's performance in last night's vice presidential debate against joe biden. as the two men discussed domestic and foreign policy, the current vice president spent most of the night on offense. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> reporter: he interrupted ryan and talked into the camera directly several times. >> folks, use your common sense. who do you trust on that? >> reporter: president obama is proud of his running mate's perform manuals. today he's at the white house preparing for his next debate against mitt romney. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters taken right after the debate, 50% thought vice president biden won. >> these guys bet against america
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
governor romney is asked about it he said we got to keep these sanctions. when he said when you talk about doing more, you going to go to war? >> we want to prevent war. >> reporter: and gayle, norah, charlie that's how it went all night long on iran, on syria, on al qaeda. ryan made the case that the white house hadn't done enough while biden pushed the notion that the romney/ryan plan wasn't all that different. >> all right thank you, nancy cordes. it wasn't all foreign policy. both candidates took the opportunity to deliver some memorable lines over the course of the debate. >> with all due respect that's a bunch of malarky. this is a bunch of stuff. . >> what does that mean >> it means it's inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> we irish call it malarky. >> with respect to that quote, i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughter ] >> but i always say what i mean. >> you can cut tax rates by 20% and preserve these important -- >> not possible. >> it is possible. it's been done before. it's what we're proposing. >
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> ken, thank you. >>> first lady is not the only one talking about big bird. the producers of that program are asking the president's campaign to stop using an ad featuring big bird. that ad implies that governor romney is looking past the wall street criminals and going after the character. >> onman has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird. >> it's me. big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> mitt romney taking on -- >> now in a statement, it is not approved, any campaign ads and it is not or it is rather a nonpartisan, nonprofit group. and obama campaign officials said they are reviewing those concerns. >>> tomorrow, the supreme court will hear what is being billed as one of the most important cases of this session. fisher versus the university of texas asks the justices to decide if race should be considered in the college admissions process. we will have more from the court tomorrow starting on 9news at 5:00. >>> a followup on a story we have been tracking since july. t
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
it's a great opportunity, again, to drive the distinctions between the two candidates and talk about distinct approaches to the future. you know, right now the romney campaign is running away from some of their position like unwanted step children but we'll hold them to them and explain to the country exactly what the differences are here because the choice is very stark. >> will he be more aggressive than he has been with say sarah palin and in other debates because there's a feeling within the campaign that there is a momentum for the president, i mean for governor romney and this debate may play a role in stopping it if you're successful. >> i think the big challenge for him is to pin congressman ryan down. you know, he was on television a couple of weeks ago and he was asked to explain governor romney's tax plan and he said i don't have enough time to explain it. it's too complicated to explain. he's got 90 minutes tonight. so hopefully he'll have enough time to explain it and explain how they won't explode the budget and put a new burden on the middle class. >> we see a number o
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